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How to choose the best energy provider

For many Australians, the quarterly energy bill is one of the biggest — and most vital — household expenses. That’s why it’s worth spending some time checking that you’ve got the best deal possible. While price is the primary consideration for most people, it’s not the only one. Is your energy provider reliable, and helpful…

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Buying your own holiday home

With international borders still closed, the lure of Australian holiday destinations is stronger than ever. No wonder, then, that more of us than ever are buying a holiday home. Buying a holiday home has a number of attractions. You’ll always be assured of a comfortable place to stay in your favourite destination. No more worrying…

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Stay calm and sell by auction

Selling your home by auction has many advantages. It can create urgency on the part of the buyers and potentially drive up prices by appealing to their sense of competition. Auction contacts are also unconditional, so you get to set the terms and conditions. You don’t have to sell under your reserve price, but if…

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Five tips for buying in a boom

The property market is on fire, and it’s only going to heat up from here. Property data firm CoreLogic [https://www.corelogic.com.au/news/over-2000-homes-taken-auction-across-combined-capital-cities] has been tracking auction clearance rates, which are at highs not seen since 2015. Last week’s clearance rate was at 84.4%, slightly down from 86.1% the week before. Final figures were 77.1%, compared to 72.7%…

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How a capsule wardrobe can give you a new look

Sick of searching through your wardrobe hoping to find something to wear? If you’re like a lot of us, chances are good that you only wear a small percentage of the clothes you own. The others are too small, too faded, too old fashioned. All they do is take up space. Having too many clothes…

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How regional Australia fared in 2020

2020, as we all know, was a hard year but just as new growth is springing up from the site of last year’s bushfires, opportunities have come from the seismic shifts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Regional Australia has been the biggest winner. An REA Insights report has found two main trends that have driven strong…

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Fixed, variable or split home loans?

For first home buyers, getting that all important home loan can feel like you’re at a job interview. Lenders will ask you about your spending habits, your credit score and your employment history to help them decide if you’ll be a responsible borrower. But just like a job interview, remember that it’s not all one…

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The latest 2021 tile trends

Sprucing up the kitchen or giving the bathroom a new lease on life? Nothing can make or break the result quite like your tiles. Tiles are one of the most effective ways to create interest in a space. Whether you want a calm oasis, a dramatic statement or an artistic splash, there’s something for you.…

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The highs and lows of 2020

2020. What a year. In Australia, we kicked it off with some of the worst bushfires on record, devastating rural communities and local business. No sooner had we got back on our feet than the COVID-19 pandemic arrived. Ask most people what the highlights have been and you’ll get a blank stare. But among all…

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4 Australian beach holidays we recommend this summer

Summer is here, and for Australians that can mean only one thing. Beach holidays. With the internal borders finally open, you can explore the endless Australian coastline to your heart’s content. But where to start? Among stiff competition, we’ve chosen four of the best beaches for your next summer holiday. Torquay, Victoria Torquay is Victoria’s…

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